This week's blog will share the messages, energy, and experience from the winter solstice ceremony we performed yesterday. Physically present during the ceremony were myself, my love Elliott, and my bestie, my sister Mikey. And of course in energy everyone who chose to be added to the circle. The energy of the group was very palpable and the messages we all received were similar.
I placed a lantern in each of the four directions to anchor in the light, along with my usual ceremony figurines to mark and call in the North/Earth, South/Fire, East/Air and West/Water elemental spirits. I was guided to place several rose quartz on top of the list with all the names added to the circle. After casting the circle, we began by smudging one another to cleanse and release the old. We also smudged over the sheet of paper with all the names of the participants. We then pulled a card to open the ceremony and it was 'Cave,' meaning sanctuary and with a picture of a caveman on the front. I chose to work with Steven Farmer's Earth Magic Oracle Cards, one of my favorites for ceremony. The cave card was all too fitting seeing as how we were about to turn off the lights and sit in darkness for a few minutes. And of course officially finding ourselves in winter now, the period of hibernation.
Mikey - I'll share some of my sister's experience now as it relates to this card. An interesting thing about the cave card was that earlier in the day my sister had randomly thought about a movie we used to watch when we were young called Encino Man. It's a movie where Brendan Fraser plays a caveman that is found frozen in a block of ice. One of the things that makes it humorous and charming is how innocent his character is, excited and fascinated to discover simple pleasures in life that didn't exist in his time. And during ceremony, Mikey was given a message about returning to innocence. She saw her inner child enjoying activities she most cherished as a child. In regards to 2018, she heard spirit say, 'don't lose the magic,' And was shown the line from Eat, Pray, Love where Elizabeth Gilbert says 'I want to go someplace where I can marvel at something.' She was shown the energy of dolphins, which is the ultimate uplifting rainbow life force energy. And hopefully, also a message that we will help protect our dolphin friends. Mikey has long been a supporter of Ric O' Barry's dolphin project. I'll put a link at the bottom of the blog if you aren't familiar with it, or are interested in getting involved.
Elliott - Next I'll share some of the messages Elliott received. Elliott picked up on a central theme of forgiveness for 2018. Spirit said that people are losing their way and the emphasis for the future was on self-connection, know thyself. He was given the message that love for yourself equals love for Mother Earth. And that truth equals authenticity. Spirit said people need to stop pretending things aren't happening, not shy away from things because they are afraid of the rapid changes and pace of the world. But to search for the quiet amidst the chaos, your sanctuary in the storm of life. And that whatever the year or century, the message remains the same; love. Love grows. Love heals. Love is timeless.
Ally - This is the message I channelled during the ceremony.
What you have been isn't who you are or who you will be. You are forever adrift, forever new. The darkness is your friend. It affords you the time to reflect, to contemplate, to rest, to tuck away. The light is equally your ally, affording you the chance to re-energize, renew, regain and revitalize. Your darkness is your light and your light is your darkness. Together they bond and united they form the miraculous and powerful person that is uniquely you. You are love. Love isn't what you desire or what you seek, it's what you are made of. There will be days your light will be but a faint glow and there will be days you will shine so brightly others won't be able to look directly at you. But your divine flame is eternally burning. Tend to it. Treasure it. Live it if you dare. You are loved. You are loved. You are loved. (I got emotional at this time as I could feel in my bones how lonely, sad, scared and defeated some people felt. I could feel how much love people needed and wanted. This is when I understood why my guides wanted me to place all my rose quartz on the list. Please remember you have a direct line to Source at all times, you are never alone.) It's never too late. Please don't give up. Every minute matters, every moment means something. You and the journey you are on is so very sacred. No matter what hardships you see in the world, no matter how deep your hurts and how plentiful your wounds, there is light, ever-ready and always available. Don't shut the light out, let it in. Drink it daily, soak it up, let it embody you. Let it fuel you. Let it become you. You are ready to be who you fear you cannot become. You already are in truth. Just shine your light, carry it with a grace you didn't even know existed for all to see and receive. Your cup runneth over. Even if it doesn't feel like it, trust. Time is but an illusion, love is real.
After channelling we lit the candle and turned on the stringed lights calling in new light. I then used a string of bells, moving and chiming them in a clockwise circle over each of us to charge new light energy for everyone. We all got shivers, feeling the sound healing shake out old energy and activate new energy. I was guided to move them over the list of participants four times. Four representing inner-wisdom, integrity, honesty and values. The power to create and a reminder that you are capable, safe, and loved.
At the end of the ceremony, we pulled the closing card which was 'wolf,' meaning instinct. This was a reminder for everyone that you know who you are. You were born with all that you need for your journey. And the primary message was that your natural instinct is joy, is abundance, is love. I then saw gold light coming up from underground and shooting up through our bottoms into each of us and up and out the top of our heads. It was abundant and forceful, like Old Faithful erupting but gold energy instead of water. The color of illumination, love and magic. Thank you for joining us in the circle and for sharing in our sacred ceremony. We honor you.
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